Simple Port Forwarding 3.8.5

Simple Port Forwarding 3.8.5

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"Designed to make forwarding ports."

Overview

Simple Port Forwarding is a useful utility that does exactly what its name suggests – it simplifies and automates the process of forwarding ports by letting you select your preferences and then handling the rest. The software is incredibly useful for speeding up/facilitating the use of bit torrent clients, online games, and other applications for that require expeditious file transferring.

Installation

At a file size of only a little more than 6 MB, Simple Port Forwarding can be downloaded and installed in about the amount of time it takes to use the software to forward ports – just a couple of minutes. With no hidden toolbars or attached malware this software is a joy to install.

Interface

Upon opening the program the first thing you'll notice is that it is a far cry from the router setup screen that you have to deal with to forward ports conventionally, because it is not only aesthetically appealing, it's also relatively self-explanatory. There are five main buttons located at the top of the main window – File, Tools, Advanced, Help, and Extras. Below these buttons the interface is split into two main sections, one that displays your router info/login credentials, and another that lists the applications/forwarded ports that you've already added.

Pros

  • Lets you save port forwarding settings to a file that can be exported. So once you get your settings right, you can easily transfer this set up to another computer

  • Helps you save time and hassle by providing a much easier way to forward ports than the standard router control panel method

  • Works by communicating with webpages and outgoing connections rather than directly modifying your router settings, which makes it much safer as you don't have to worry about accidentally affecting your Internet connection by changing the wrong settings within your router control panel

  • Includes a massive database of known forwarded ports for over 700 games and programs, so most of the time you only need to know the name of the application you're trying to forward ports for, and the software will automatically forward the proper ports.

  • Remembers custom applications and there port forwarding settings so you don't have to keep reentering them.

  • Helps you learn how to forward ports because it illustrates the process in an easy-to-understand manner

  • Lets you you change your computer's IP address to DHCP or static with a single click of the mouse

  • Help documentation provides quick access to a plethora of helpful router guides, including information on wireless setup and port triggering, as well router setup screenshots

  • Built-in tester automatically ensures that your port forwarding is done correctly

  • Currently compatible with over 2000 routers

Cons

  • None that I could find

Alternatives

In terms of simplicity and functionality, there are no other applications that can compete with Simple Port Forwarding.

Conclusion

If you have been having problems forwarding ports, or would simply like to find an easier way to do it, Simple Port forwarding is the perfect solution.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Simple Port Forwarding on 1 Feb 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Simple Port Forwarding Antivirus Report
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